Artocarpus hirsutus Lam.

  • Family : MORACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Moraceae
  • Species : Artocarpus hirsutus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Artocarpus hirsutus Lam.
  • Common name : Wild Jack Tree
  • Vernacular name : Hebba halasu (Kan.); Lakucah (San.)
  • Key identification features : A large evergreen tree with milky latex. Bark is mossy-grey, smooth, lenticellate. Leaves are simple and dark green. The branchlets are covered with rust-brown hairs. Inflorescence is axillary. The female inflorescence is globose with individual flowers embedded in its axis. Male flowers, consisting of a single stamen are inconspicuous and are borne on an elongate inflorescence. The female inflorescence with its constituent flowers forms a multiple fruit similar to the Jack fruit but is not as big, 10 cm, the fleshy and juicy sepals and petals being the edible part. This species occurs wild and is also cultivated for its fruit, which is edible.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Occasional in moist-deciduous and semi-evergreen forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. hirsutus. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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